Gut Renovation Reviews

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March 13, 2013
A terrific film showing the political workings behind the supposed "improvement" of a neighborhood. There always is gentrification, and artists are often part of that gentrification --- they make the neighborhood nicer, and hipper, and then others want to come there, and real estate prices start going up, etc. However, complete radical transformation overnight is NOT the same kind of gentrification. One is slow, gradual, evolutionary, and driven by individuals making choices over time; the other radical, ahistorical, and is run by businesses looking to make money. So while some may point out that Friedrich is part of the gentrification of Bed Sty (which is true), your movie isn't really about "gentrification". It's about development. Rampant development.
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